RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 09:25:24 UTC 2014

On 21/01/2014 08:42, harry wrote:
> Agreed. The significant barrier here isn't that cabal-install isn't delivered
> with GHC (that's HP's job), it's that there isn't a pre-build binary for
> linux at all, and that the binaries aren't linked to from the GHC download
> site.

Your Linux distro already provides a cabal-install that will work with 
the latest GHC, just "apt-get install cabal" or equivalent, then "cabal 
install cabal-install" to update it if necessary.


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